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CAREER ADVICE

Two paths to publishing

MAR 09 2009

Career Corner at Congress 2008

Understanding the differences between a trade publisher and a scholarly press is key to determining where your book will flourish. Understand these two paths to publishing in this in depth CFHSS Congress 2008 Career Corner panel presentation.

Panelists include:

Lisa Quinn, Acquisitions editor, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Paula Brill, Promotion and marketing coordinator, Between the Lines
Kel Morin-Parsons, Manager, Aid to Scholarly Publications Program

Introduction

About Wilfrid Laurier University Press

About Between the Lines

The editorial and marketing processes at a scholarly press

The editorial and marketing processes at a trade press

The benefits of working with a scholarly press

The benefits of working with a trade publisher

 

Questions and asides

What’s in a contract between an academic author and a scholarly publisher?

What is a common royalty for an author?

What are your average rejection rates?

For dissertations, what sort of revisions are expected at submission?

Further reading:


From Dissertation to Book

The Thesis and the Book

In terms of book length, what is your range?

Who handles the application for ASPP funding, author or publisher?

How much of a submission can have been published elsewhere?

What does “previously published” mean explicitely?

Does “previously published” include work published online?

Do trade publishers apply for ASPP funding?

How do you treat interdisciplinary works?

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